Fulham can end their wait for a first ever win at Liverpool this weekend because they are so relaxed and confident following back-to-back wins, according to Simon Davies.
The Whites have earned some breathing space in their battle to steer clear of the cluster of clubs at the foot of a congested premier League table.
There is little doubt their second home win in a row - against Tottenham last Saturday - will help ease the pressure going into the next challenging games against Liverpool and Aston Villa, which are both away.
The Whites have been woeful on their travels so far, gaining just a point from five games. But with nothing to lose at Anfield or Villa Park, the Whites could just spring a surprise.
"The last few games have been massive for us and have taken the pressure of us a little bit because it's going to be difficult for us in the next few games," said Davies.
"We can go to Liverpool at the weekend and if we're professional we can get something.
"The pressure will be on them. They are the ones who are desperate for the points to stay at the top of the table and we have little to lose. It's a great position to be in."
Davies, who netted the first goal in last weekend's 2-1 win against Spurs, continued: "Lots of teams have been close to getting something from them this year.
"Wigan nearly got something so we can go and give it our best shot. We've had a couple of good wins recently so we're not desperate for points, but if we get a win then it will be all the better.
"We'll take a few fans up there and I'm sure they'll make themselves heard in their little corner up in Anfield."
Davies says he relishes the atmosphere generated by the Kop and is not put off by the fact Fulham never seem to return from there with much to shout about.
"You always look for the big four [when you get the fixture list] and Anfield is one of the best places to play football," Davies said.
"It's a bit different there to everywhere else and the boys will be able to go out there and really enjoy it.
"Personally, I've always enjoyed going to Anfield. They're always great games to play in and it's going to be a tough test.
"But we've had that little bit of confidence now with backto-back wins that have pushed us up the league a little bit and we can go on and give it a really good go with a bit of confidence behind us."
Fulham continue to suggest a vastly improved home record this season is going to make life much easier for them than last year.
They have only lost once in seven Premier League games at the Cottage and not even an onfire Spurs and the magic of Harry Redknapp could deny them a fifth win in seven on home soil.
Davies believes the improvement is down to nothing more dramatic than work-rate and attitude.
"Right throughout the team everyone is working hard," he said. "We've put a lot of hard work in this season and so far we've got some great results.
"The boys at the back are defending really well and the boys up front are really working tirelessly throughout the games. That's the kind of effort you have to put in to get results against these teams.
"It's good that we're maintaining our home form. Last year our home form wasn't good enough and we were lucky to get out of it at the end.
"It's all about the squad, you need a strong squad. The Premier League is a tough league and it's a long season and the games are tough.
"We've got much more strength and depth than we had last year and everyone's pushing for their place which keeps everyone on their toes."
Match Summary FULHAM (1) 2 TOTTENHAM (0) 1 Line-up: Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Davies, Murphy, Bullard (Andreasen 90), Dempsey (Gera 88); Johnson, Zamora. Subs not used: Zuberbühler, Gray, Baird, Kallio, Nevland. Att: 25,139 GOALS: Davies (35), Johnson (70), Campbell(81).
MoM: Brede Hangeland
Anfield Saturday 3pm Premier League
Manager: Rafa Benitez Position last season: 4th Form Guide: Last week's 2-0 win at Bolton kept the Reds level with Chelsea at the top of the table - only goal difference separates the leaders. Their only defeat so far in the opening 13 games came at Spurs (1-2), while at home there have been five victories, with only Stoke (0-0) holding them at Anfield. So far at home, they have beaten Middlesbrough (2-1),Man United (2-1),Portsmouth (1-0), Wigan (3-2) and West Brom (3-0). Players to look out for: The understanding between Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres is awesome at times. Gerrard missed the midweek England game in Berlin with a torn leg muscle,but Fulham would not be surprised to see him make a rapid recovery in time for the match.
Most recent meetings: Fulham 0-2 Liverpool (19 Apr 2008); Liverpool 2-0 Fulham (10 Nov 2007) - Prem League. Head-to-head record: LFC Wins: 32 FFC Wins: 9 Draws: 14
Match Facts: Fulham have managed three wins in 14 Premier League meetings - the last of which was the famous Clint Dempseyinspired 1-0 win at the Cottage in May last year which landed Lawrie Sanchez the manager's job for a while. But at Anfield, it has been a different tale entirely with the Whites having never returned with a win. They have lost the last on their last four visits, conceding 14 and it is five years since they escaped with a draw (0-0). Their 27 fruitless visits since the first in 1934 have included 7-0 and 10-0 defeats.
Forecast: Liverpool can be frustrated into draws at times, but they seem to be finding ways of winning when things aren't going so well and should come out on top. [25a0] Gazetteforecast success rate: 7 correct out of 14 (50%).